Campaigns articles in 2014

Nuclear Weapons: Getting Closer to a “Ban Treaty”

More than 150 states gather in Vienna for global conference on nuclear weapons

The Austria conference is the latest step in a process that has changed the way nuclear weapons are discussed at the international level. Since 2010, when states parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty recognized “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons,” a new narrative has emerged in which the actual effects of these weapons are the basis for renewed actions to address them.